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An Arrest Record: A Cautionary Tale Whenever you are taken you into custody by the police, an arrest record is created.  It is a simple fact. And, just like an unwanted tattoo, an arrest record doesn’t go away unless you do something to remove it. Take the case of Ben, a college student. Ben got […]

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Illinois Makes Expunging Juvenile Records Easier As of January 1, 2015, certain juvenile records will be automatically expunged by the Illinois State Police (ISP).  This is a good news for teenagers who, at some point, will visit the police station — and not on a school field trip. The new law acknowledges a sad truth: […]

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The Pitfalls of Undergoing an FBI Criminal Background Check Believe or not, the FBI does not know everything about you!  That can be a problem if you need to undergo an FBI criminal background check to get hired or be issued a professional or occupational license. FBI Criminal Database Lacks Critical Information  Once considered the […]